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days. in the words of one election judge, the lines are scary long this halloween. david collins joins us now from townshen univ.d >> 100,000 -- 192,721 people have taken advantage of early voting so far. while i was in line myself, i took an unscientific sampling of what brought people here. they said the tight president race and the referendum questions. >> you are witnessing a democracy in progress. thousands of voters lining up to exercise every citizen's privilege and duty. >> we expect a heavy turnout next week. >> record numbers of your voters -- neighbors are voting early. twice as many democrats have voted early. at some polling places the way it is as long as two hours. >> all belong. we have not even had a chance to eat. >> only one alternative all -- one alternative early voting site had to be activated. voters are setting the course of the direction the state will take four years to come. to go we of seven statewide questions and a whole much of county things. you almost need a ouija board to decide what you should vote for and against. >> martin o'malley brought his 10-ye
but it is not enough to repair the damage from the recession. >> what does all this mean for the election outcome? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting? >> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the states and also no hourly wages remain flat. >> there are a number of referendum on questions, one of the least understood house to do with allowing illegal immigrants who pay taxes and in state tuition rate for college. david collins joins us in the studio with more on the dream act. >> honestly, there are no answers to some of the questions. how much will actually cost taxpayers? how many immigrants will go to college? will it take spots away from legal residents? >> when my father graduated high school, -- >> the personal story in s
election official is quoted as saying it is the voter's equivalent of stocking up at the grocery store before the storm hits. >> it's such a wonderful thing for people to be able to come out on a saturday and be able to vote. a lot of people are working all week and now they have an opportunity to avoid the rush, and sometimes inconvenience of election day, to be able to vote at their convenience. >> ok. now despite some rumors, the polls will be open until 8:00 tonight and 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. through november 1, except tomorrow, when they will be open from noon to 6:00 p.m. find the early voting centers on our website,, and with the uncertainties surrounding hurricane sandy, the governor's office says it will determine if changes to the early-voting schedule are necessary to protect the public. >> meanwhile, president obama and mitt romney continued on the campaign trail today as hurricane sandy heads for the united states. with just 10 days to go until election day, the president greeted supporters in new hampshire today, where he took a swipe at governor romney's
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